Jenny was much loved and admired for her enduring passion regarding the Darwin Chorale, for her energy and enthusiasm, her generosity, her great sense of humour and her resounding, infectious laughter.
A foundation Chorale member, Jenny was also an active committee member and for many years, Chorale Chair. She had great vision for the Chorale and was instrumental in forging the Chorale’s links with community events such as Police Remembrance Day, Anzac Day, and Bombing of Darwin Commemorations. She was a major driving force behind the creation of Superstar Productions and subsequent stage performances, in which she loved to perform.
Jenny’s vision included the Chorale’s performance at Choralfest in Melbourne in 2000 and a significant artistic collaboration between the Chorale and the Mottael and Ballide choirs from Dili in East Timor (ET). The first exchange was in 2008 when we performed ‘Ola Timor’ together in Dili, and here in the Botanic Gardens for the Darwin Festival. Jenny then orchestrated follow-up visits in 2011 and 2012, when the ET choirs joined us for ‘Northern Voices’ – another Darwin Festival event; altogether a truly mammoth undertaking.
Despite ill health, Jenny always displayed great courage and determination – the wellbeing and further development of the Darwin Chorale was always uppermost in her mind. The Jenny Scott Award honours her memory.
The Jenny Scott Award.
The Jenny Scott Award may be awarded each year for outstanding service during the previous twelve months;